Koh Sichang man arrested for armed motorbike theft

Friday, 05 September 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 36 By  Boonlua Chatree

A Koh Sichang man was arrested for allegedly stealing a motorbike at knifepoint outside a Pattaya 7-Eleven.

Prompan Promma, 42, was captured Aug. 29 while allegedly trying to sell the stolen motorbike on Koh Samet. Police said he confessed to the theft, claiming he had been unemployed for two months and needed the money.

Prompan Promma (seated) has been arrested for armed robbery.Prompan Promma (seated) has been arrested for armed robbery.

Nipon Jangeem, 32, called police after he had gone into the convenience store and come out to find a helmeted man standing by his Yamaha Mio. The thief brandished a knife and took the bike.

Police used security-camera footage to identify the suspect and tracked him to the resort island.

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